Bringing home a newborn baby can be both a thrilling and terrifying experience. Now that they hold a tiny life in their hands, new parents are very concerned with how to keep their child safe. One of the biggest fears concerns Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), which is the leading cause of death in infants between one month and one year of age. During this time, babies are also at increased risk of accidental suffocation and strangulation during sleep.
Although the thought of SIDS can be terrifying for any parent, simple steps exist that can be taken to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related deaths. Check out these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics on how you can create a safe sleeping environment for your infant.
All babies deserve to sleep safely. Taking the steps listed here can reduce the risk of sleep-related deaths. The New Parent Support Program is available if you would like more information about how to keep your baby safe, learn parenting skills, and what to expect as your child ages. You can also look at online resources such as www.MilitaryOneSource.mil and www.HealthyChildren.org.
A caregiver can be left feeling helpless and frustrated if their newborn is crying and they are unable to figure out why.
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